FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Members of the Fort Jackson community received updates on staying safe during the holiday season during a town hall meeting Tuesday at the Solomon Center.

Col. Nancy Hughes, commander of Moncrief Army Community Hospital, informed those in attendance about the availability of H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines. Chaplain (Col.) Henry Haynes, installation chaplain, offered tips on making the holiday season as stress-free as possible. And Sean O'Brian, safety director, emphasized the importance of traffic safety.

In other news:
- Representatives from Balfour Beatty Communities announced that a ribbon cutting ceremony for new junior enlisted housing is scheduled for Jan. 21, 10 a.m. The location will be announced at a later time.
- The new Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills building on Lee Road is under construction and is scheduled to be completed in May.
- A new community calendar featuring a number of community events is available on the Fort Jackson Web site. To access the calendar, visit www.jackson.army.mil and click on the Community Calendar link at the bottom of the page.

The next town hall meeting is scheduled for Feb. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Solomon Center.

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